*GI Motility Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
†Quality Improvement Resource Center, Veterans Administration Greater, Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA
Dr Robert Basseri, Dr Christopher Chang, and Kelly Chong have no competing interests. Dr Mark Pimentel is a consultant for and has grants from Salix Pharmaceuticals. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has a licensing agreement with Salix Pharmaceuticals.
There are no commercial associations that might pose or create a conflict of interest with information presented in this submitted manuscript such as consultancies, stock ownership, or patent licensing arrangements. All sources of funds supporting the completion of this manuscript are under the auspices of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.